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Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher

By Recode

One of tech's most prominent journalists, Kara Swisher is known for her insightful reporting and straight-shooting style. Listen in as she hosts hard-hitting interviews about the week in tech with influential business leaders and outspoken personalities from media, politics and more.

  1. 1.
    Where’s the money in online comedy? (Gregg Spiridellis, CEO, JibJab)17 January 2018
    1:02:43
  2. 2.
    Sex, the internet and the 1990s (David Friend, author, ‘The Naughty Nineties’)15 January 2018
    1:01:03
  3. 3.
    I quit Google to be a comedian (Sarah Cooper, author, "100 Tricks To Appear Smart in Meetings”)10 January 2018
    1:08:43
  4. 4.
    How to fix your company's culture (Patty McCord, author, "Powerful")8 January 2018
    1:07:56
  5. 5.
    Silicon Valley can't take a joke (Dick Costolo, CEO, Chorus)3 January 2018
    1:04:39
  6. 6.
    Kara Swisher visits the Longform Podcast (Live)1 January 2018
    56:58
  7. 7.
    Why Grindr started a magazine (Zach Stafford and Trish Bendix, editors, Into)27 December 2017
    1:04:48
  8. 8.
    Uber's Tony West and Eric Holder on exposing wrongdoing (Live)25 December 2017
    33:24
  1. 9.
    Sports columnist Christine Brennan previews her 18th consecutive Olympics23 December 2017
    1:07:14
  2. 10.
    Bitcoin is just getting started (Megan Quinn, general partner, Spark Capital)20 December 2017
    1:25:03
  3. 11.
    Silicon Valley is threatening democracy (Noam Cohen, author, 'The Know-It-Alls')18 December 2017
    49:58
  4. 12.
    The future of the audio industry (Andrew Mason, CEO, Descript)13 December 2017
    1:05:25
  5. 13.
    Kara Swisher visits Pod Save America (Live)11 December 2017
    19:31
  6. 14.
    Elon Musk was once like you (Daniel Gross, partner, Y Combinator)6 December 2017
    1:07:53
  7. 15.
    The amazing stories of Silicon Valley's 'Troublemakers' (Leslie Berlin, historian, Stanford University)4 December 2017
    59:45
  8. 16.
    Margrethe Vestager: 'This is the biggest wake-up call we've ever had'29 November 2017
    18:17
  9. 17.
    How Reid Hoffman would fix social media (Live)27 November 2017
    42:40
  10. 18.
    Greta Van Susteren is not giving up on social media22 November 2017
    59:04
  11. 19.
    Why magazine mogul Tina Brown is 'angry and upset' at Google and Facebook20 November 2017
    1:13:43
  12. 20.
    How tech is changing state politics (Stacey Abrams, candidate for governor, Georgia)15 November 2017
    1:04:18
  13. 21.
    How to fight extremism online (Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO, Anti-Defamation League)13 November 2017
    1:03:49
  14. 22.
    Journalists covering Trump need to ‘tone it down’ (Katy Tur, author, ‘Unbelievable.’)8 November 2017
    1:03:19
  15. 23.
    A 'magical formula' for better decision-making (Ray Dalio, author, 'Principles: Life and Work')6 November 2017
    1:06:41
  16. 24.
    Silicon Valley's D.C. showdown, explained (Luther Lowe, Yelp; Beth Wilkinson, Wilkinson Walsh Eskovitz)1 November 2017
    1:09:28
  17. 25.
    Why I'm not afraid of Amazon (David Rosenblatt, CEO, 1stdibs)30 October 2017
    55:58
  18. 26.
    Can Silicon Valley get its mojo back? (Live)25 October 2017
    38:55
  19. 27.
    What Leonardo da Vinci can teach us about tech (Walter Isaacson, author, 'Leonardo da Vinci')23 October 2017
    1:11:11
  20. 28.
    Tech elites are heading for a 'big backlash' (Tim O'Reilly, author, 'WTF?')18 October 2017
    48:05
  21. 29.
    Why the 'Google memo' author had to be fired (Susan Wojcicki, CEO, YouTube)16 October 2017
    1:04:03
  22. 30.
    Broadcast TV is not dead (Ilene Chaiken, showrunner, ‘Empire’)11 October 2017
    1:07:32
  23. 31.
    Why Shonda Rhimes left ABC for Netflix (Live)9 October 2017
    43:04
  24. 32.
    Jared Leto on playing a tech trillionaire in 'Blade Runner 2049'7 October 2017
    31:20
  25. 33.
    “Free speech” is cheap (Ellen Pao, author, “Reset”)2 October 2017
    1:07:57
  26. 34.
    God, the Washington Post and the meaning of life (Sally Quinn, author, "Finding Magic")27 September 2017
    1:05:33
  27. 35.
    Donald Trump, explained (Maggie Haberman, New York Times, and David Fahrenthold, Washington Post)25 September 2017
    1:07:21
  28. 36.
    Why one investor is 'cringing' at tech IPOs (Maha Ibrahim, general partner, Canaan)18 September 2017
    1:03:16
  29. 37.
    What Amazon should buy next (Scott Galloway, author, “The Four”)11 September 2017
    1:09:09
  30. 38.
    The race for self-driving cars is on (Chris Urmson, CEO, Aurora)4 September 2017
    1:05:08
  31. 39.
    Venture capital is headed for a ‘huge, rude awakening' (Chamath Palihapitiya, CEO, Social Capital)28 August 2017
    1:16:18
  32. 40.
    The future of tech jobs in coal country21 August 2017
    1:06:43
  33. 41.
    Lyft will always have human drivers (Taggart Matthiesen, director of product, Lyft)14 August 2017
    59:43
  34. 42.
    You don't have to lead like Steve Jobs (Chris Kuenne and John Danner, authors, 'Built for Growth')7 August 2017
    55:30
  35. 43.
    What tech gets wrong about harassment (Erica Baker, director of engineering, Kickstarter; Sarah Kunst, CEO, ProDay)31 July 2017
    1:15:00
  36. 44.
    How Uber is trying to fix itself (Frances Frei, SVP of leadership and strategy, Uber)26 July 2017
    1:30:20
  37. 45.
    Government should fight tech’s ‘corporate villainy’ (Cory Booker, U.S. Senator)24 July 2017
    1:08:41
  38. 46.
    How humans and AI can work together (Tolga Kurtoglu, CEO, PARC)17 July 2017
    49:50
  39. 47.
    What Russians really think of America (Lisa Dickey, author, 'Bears in the Streets')10 July 2017
    57:41
  40. 48.
    Silicon Valley should think like Spider-Man (Reid Hoffman, partner, Greylock)3 July 2017
    1:11:18
  41. 49.
    Uber can change (Adam Lashinsky, author, 'Wild Ride')26 June 2017
    1:13:08
  42. 50.
    BONUS: Cecile Richards, president, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (Code Conference 2017)25 June 2017
    33:58
  43. 51.
    How to shift a big tech company to the cloud (Mark Hurd, co-CEO, Oracle)19 June 2017
    57:26
  44. 52.
    BONUS: Jill Soloway, creator, 'Transparent' (Code Conference 2017)17 June 2017
    31:14
  45. 53.
    Google is God, Facebook is love and Amazon will be worth $1 trillion (Scott Galloway, founder, L2)12 June 2017
    58:23
  46. 54.
    BONUS Hillary Clinton, former U.S. Secretary of State (Code Conference 2017)10 June 2017
    1:17:28
  47. 55.
    Did Instagram copy Snapchat? (Kevin Systrom, CEO, Instagram)5 June 2017
    1:09:36
  48. 56.
    Why cute robots are important for the entire tech industry (Boris Sofman, CEO, Anki)29 May 2017
    59:55
  49. 57.
    Can Facebook help you talk to businesses? (David Marcus, VP of Messaging, Facebook)22 May 2017
    55:07
  50. 58.
    America's immigration policies are hurting startups (Patrick Collison, CEO, Stripe)15 May 2017
    1:06:21
  51. 59.
    Behind the scenes of 'The Handmaid's Tale'10 May 2017
    59:16
  52. 60.
    Sheryl Sandberg on setbacks, grief and 'Option B'8 May 2017
    1:03:05
  53. 61.
    FCC Chairman Ajit Pai: We need a 'lighter touch' to internet regulation4 May 2017
    34:16
  54. 62.
    How 'Dear Evan Hansen' brought social media to Broadway1 May 2017
    1:07:11
  55. 63.
    How 'Silicon Valley' stays current (Mike Judge, Thomas Middleditch, Kumail Nanijani and more)26 April 2017
    49:48
  56. 64.
    'Silicon Valley’ is more than ‘d*ck jokes’ (Matt Ross, actor/director)24 April 2017
    1:05:43
  57. 65.
    How tech can reshape American politics (Steve Hilton, CEO, Crowdpac)19 April 2017
    1:05:59
  58. 66.
    Rep. Ro Khanna: Silicon Valley should give back to all Americans17 April 2017
    1:11:23
  59. 67.
    Diversity isn't an 'add-on' (Laura Weidman Powers, CEO, Code2040)12 April 2017
    47:47
  60. 68.
    Why CEOs need to stand up to Trump (Bijan Sabet, general partner, Spark Capital)10 April 2017
    55:14
  61. 69.
    Nextdoor CEO Nirav Tolia talks about adversity and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick5 April 2017
    1:01:48
  62. 70.
    Don’t have anything nice to say? Say it! (Kim Malone Scott, author, ‘Radical Candor’)3 April 2017
    1:17:31
  63. 71.
    What tech can do about homelessness (Daniel Lurie, CEO, Tipping Point Community) 27 March 2017
    54:34
  64. 72.
    How HBO's 'Veep' is reacting to Trump (Live at SXSW)20 March 2017
    1:10:50
  65. 73.
    Crooked Media founders: We're podcasting the Trump resistance (Live at SXSW)15 March 2017
    1:06:45
  66. 74.
    Who's buying whom in media and tech (Quincy Smith, partner, Code Advisors)13 March 2017
    54:54
  67. 75.
    How to beat Amazon (Ron Johnson, CEO, Enjoy)6 March 2017
    1:07:38
  68. 76.
    The internet must be preserved (Brewster Kahle, chairman, The Internet Archive)1 March 2017
    53:52
  69. 77.
    How to make social media sane again (Sue Decker, Raftr founder, and Michael Dearing, investor)27 February 2017
    44:49
  70. 78.
    Silicon Valley is 'an isolated bubble' (Jeremy Liew, partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners)22 February 2017
    54:50
  71. 79.
    Uber's looming 'existential crisis' (Brad Stone, author, 'The Upstarts’)20 February 2017
    1:14:48
  72. 80.
    Countries that fear immigrants are killing innovation (Rolf Schrömgens, co-founder, Trivago)15 February 2017
    46:51
  73. 81.
    Facebook's News Feed is like junk food (Mike McCue, CEO, Flipboard)13 February 2017
    1:00:05
  74. 82.
    BONUS: 'Fun Home' author Alison Bechdel thought a fan was her Uber8 February 2017
    32:40
  75. 83.
    We need robots to take our jobs (John Markoff, ex-reporter, The New York Times)6 February 2017
    58:10
  76. 84.
    How you get addicted to apps (Tristan Harris, founder, Time Well Spent)30 January 2017
    1:07:42
  77. 85.
    Social media makes us miserable (Tim Ferriss, author, "Tools of Titans")23 January 2017
    1:08:24
  78. 86.
    Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx: The exit interview16 January 2017
    1:06:52
  79. 87.
    You don't need to own all your clothes (Jennifer Hyman, CEO, Rent the Runway)9 January 2017
    53:41
  80. 88.
    Doctors should think like mechanics (Othman Laraki, CEO, Color)2 January 2017
    42:12
  81. 89.
    Can social media bring us together again after ripping us apart? (Orkut Büyükkökten, Founder, Hello)27 December 2016
    38:47
  82. 90.
    Tom Friedman: The internet is an 'open sewer’19 December 2016
    55:33
  83. 91.
    Reddit CEO Steve Huffman: A 'toxic minority' ruins social media for everyone12 December 2016
    52:09
  84. 92.
    Wearables can save your life (Vic Gundotra, CEO, AliveCor)5 December 2016
    1:02:30
  85. 93.
    What Trump means for tech (Hilary Rosen and Juleanna Glover, political consultants)28 November 2016
    51:08
  86. 94.
    Satirizing Silicon Valley: 'I wanted to hit a nerve,' says Sunil Rajaraman21 November 2016
    35:34
  87. 95.
    How Kayak co-founder Paul English got hit by a ‘truck full of money’14 November 2016
    49:26
  88. 96.
    U.S. Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil: Data can help everyone7 November 2016
    1:02:08
  89. 97.
    How does tech fix its diversity problem?2 November 2016
    44:23
  90. 98.
    Foursquare wants to make 'Her' a reality (Dennis Crowley and Jeff Glueck, co-founder and CEO, Foursquare)31 October 2016
    49:37
  91. 99.
    How Time Warner ruined AOL (Ted Leonsis, Founder, Revolution Growth)26 October 2016
    1:01:42
  92. 100.
    'Mr. Robot' creator Sam Esmail: Hackers are more interesting than hacking24 October 2016
    49:32
  93. 101.
    Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker: How to stop AI from stealing jobs19 October 2016
    37:51
  94. 102.
    Why Ashton Kutcher didn't invest in Snapchat17 October 2016
    59:31
  95. 103.
    'Iron Man' director Jon Favreau on pushing virtual reality to the limit12 October 2016
    49:42
  96. 104.
    'The Late Late Show' host James Corden hates 'the cloud' 10 October 2016
    1:01:50
  97. 105.
    Stop saying "good guy" in the boardroom (Aileen Lee, managing partner, Cowboy Ventures)3 October 2016
    51:05
  98. 106.
    How Uber fought city hall — and won (Bradley Tusk, CEO, Tusk Holdings)26 September 2016
    55:12
  99. 107.
    Google and Apple need limits (Margrethe Vestager, Commissioner for Competition, European Commission)20 September 2016
    42:06
  100. 108.
    Behind the scenes of Pokémon Go (John Hanke, CEO, Niantic)19 September 2016
    55:43
  101. 109.
    Benchmark partner Bill Gurley: Too much money is my biggest problem12 September 2016
    58:11
  102. 110.
    Why everyone should talk about diversity (Stacy Brown-Philpot, CEO, TaskRabbit)6 September 2016
    56:06
  103. 111.
    Quip CEO Bret Taylor: Companies die when they're afraid to fail29 August 2016
    56:20
  104. 112.
    Disrupting health and beauty (Tristan Walker, CEO, Walker & Company)22 August 2016
    52:06
  105. 113.
    Tech in Australia: Building "pathways to Silicon Valley" (Mike Cannon-Brookes, co-CEO, Atlassian)15 August 2016
    38:16
  106. 114.
    Wall Street is ignoring women (Sallie Krawcheck, CEO, Ellevest)8 August 2016
    41:48
  107. 115.
    Why did Yahoo sell to Verizon? (Eric Jackson, activist investor, Yahoo)1 August 2016
    38:41
  108. 116.
    "Chaos Monkeys" author Antonio García-Martinez: Silicon Valley isn’t a nice place25 July 2016
    41:47
  109. 117.
    The future of home exercise (Peloton CTO Yony Feng)18 July 2016
    34:02
  110. 118.
    "Hamilton" producer Jeffrey Seller: Tech can't beat live theater11 July 2016
    50:21
  111. 119.
    Behind the scenes of the Rio 2016 Olympics (Gary Zenkel, President, NBC Olympics)4 July 2016
    46:52
  112. 120.
    Let's reverse-engineer the brain (Donna Dubinsky and Jeff Hawkins, co-founders, Numenta)27 June 2016
    43:32
  113. 121.
    The college lecture may go extinct (Daphne Koller, president, Coursera)20 June 2016
    39:33
  114. 122.
    Chelsea Handler is done with old-school TV13 June 2016
    42:57
  115. 123.
    Kim Kardashian: If my naked selfies offend you, don't look at them6 June 2016
    33:35
  116. 124.
    LeBron James's business manager, Maverick Carter, on sports stardom30 May 2016
    41:40
  117. 125.
    JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon: I get why people hate banks, but ... 23 May 2016
    40:26
  118. 126.
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi: "I guarantee it," Trump will fail16 May 2016
    47:18
  119. 127.
    Walt Mossberg says tech is still too hard to use9 May 2016
    48:00
  120. 128.
    "When women fail, we all fail," says Deeds Not Words' Wendy Davis2 May 2016
    43:33
  121. 129.
    Keith Rabois says winter is coming for wasteful startups25 April 2016
    51:26
  122. 130.
    Steve Case’s “Third Wave”: Startups In Every State and the Internet In Everything18 April 2016
    50:13
  123. 131.
    "The Eyewear Industry Is Kind of Messed Up" (Dave Gilboa and Neil Blumenthal, co-CEOs, Warby Parker)11 April 2016
    39:44
  124. 132.
    You're in Charge of Your Own DNA (Anne Wojcicki, CEO, 23andMe)4 April 2016
    55:55
  125. 133.
    Wall Street Doesn't 'Get' Online Lending ... Yet. (Renaud Laplanche, CEO, Lending Club)28 March 2016
    38:32
  126. 134.
    "Rich Douchebags" Shouldn't Get Tech's Wealth (Chamath Palihapitiya, Investor, Social Capital)21 March 2016
    1:09:26
  127. 135.
    You Can Be Hacked From Anywhere (Orion Hindawi, CEO, Tanium)14 March 2016
    47:58
  128. 136.
    Ash Carter, United States Secretary of Defense7 March 2016
    37:26
  129. 137.
    Sam Shank, CEO, HotelTonight29 February 2016
    34:07
  130. 138.
    Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor, California22 February 2016
    50:56
  131. 139.
    Hadi Partovi, CEO, Code.org15 February 2016
    34:48
  132. 140.
    Andrew Jarecki, "The Jinx" Director11 February 2016
    33:27
  133. 141.
    Mike Cagney, CEO, SoFi8 February 2016
    48:57
  134. 142.
    Chet Kanojia, Starry CEO4 February 2016
    35:53
  135. 143.
    Eric Weiner, Author of "The Geography of Genius"1 February 2016
    54:55
  136. 144.
    Nick Denton, Gawker Media Founder, and Jason Epstein, Investor28 January 2016
    29:59
  137. 145.
    John Zimmer, Lyft President25 January 2016
    35:34
  138. 146.
    Shani Hilton, BuzzFeed Executive Editor of News21 January 2016
    29:30
  139. 147.
    Max Levchin, Affirm CEO17 January 2016
    42:15
  140. 148.
    Chris Altchek, Mic CEO14 January 2016
    28:01
  141. 149.
    Trae Vassallo and Michele Madansky, Co-Authors, "The Elephant in the Valley"11 January 2016
    43:05
  142. 150.
    Albert Wenger, Union Square Ventures Partner7 January 2016
    35:49
  143. 151.
    Happy Re/New Year 2016; CES Preview4 January 2016
    50:43
  144. 152.
    Rufus Griscom, Heleo CEO31 December 2015
    20:48
  145. 153.
    Niccolo de Masi, Glu CEO; Top Gadgets of 201528 December 2015
    50:32
  146. 154.
    Ev Williams, Medium CEO24 December 2015
    32:34
  147. 155.
    Jeremy Stoppelman, Yelp CEO; Virtual Reality Shenanigans21 December 2015
    53:49
  148. 156.
    Katie Nolan, Fox Sports TV Host17 December 2015
    23:27
  149. 157.
    Marc Lore, Jet.com CEO; Apple's Ugly Battery Case14 December 2015
    45:40
  150. 158.
    Brian Rolapp, NFL Media Czar10 December 2015
    33:52
  151. 159.
    Dick Costolo, Former Twitter CEO; Hoverboards7 December 2015
    55:00
  152. 160.
    Ricky Van Veen, CollegeHumor Co-Founder3 December 2015
    32:49
  153. 161.
    Brian Chesky, Airbnb CEO; Holiday Gift Guide30 November 2015
    53:21
  154. 162.
    B.J. Novak and Dev Flaherty, The List App Co-Founders; iPad Pro25 November 2015
    50:55
  155. 163.
    Brent Bushnell and Eric Gradman, Two Bit Circus Co-Founders; New BlackBerries18 November 2015
    44:11
  156. 164.
    Aaron Levie, Box CEO; Android vs. iOS11 November 2015
    52:11
  157. 165.
    Sequoia Capital Chairman Sir Michael Moritz, Food Delivery Services4 November 2015
    56:11
  158. 166.
    Huffington Post Editor in Chief Arianna Huffington, 4K TVs28 October 2015
    37:46
  159. 167.
    Betaworks CEO and co-founder John Borthwick, TV streaming boxes and daily fantasy21 October 2015
    53:09
  160. 168.
    Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg, Code/Mobile and Google search14 October 2015
    50:13
  161. 169.
    White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, TV streaming and Twitter7 October 2015
    56:59
  162. 170.
    Lenny newsletter co-founders Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner28 September 2015
    51:26
  163. 171.
    Microsoft EVP Peggy Johnson, digital media and car tech23 September 2015
    57:52
  164. 172.
    Buzzfeed founder Jonah Peretti, Apple announcements and e-payments16 September 2015
    1:01:11
  165. 173.
    LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, productivity apps and wearables8 September 2015
    56:08
  166. 174.
    Marc Andreessen, investor and entrepreneur1 September 2015
    59:35
  167. 175.
    Ex-Googler Erica Baker, drone do's and don'ts and car tech26 August 2015
    56:13
  168. 176.
    Twitter legal boss Vijaya Gadde, Apple's fall lineup and tech industry aging19 August 2015
    44:04
  169. 177.
    Investor Chris Sacca, smartphone prices and "buy" buttons11 August 2015
    51:44
  170. 178.
    "Million Dollar Listing" star Roh Habibi, Snapchat and race in tech5 August 2015
    47:57
  171. 179.
    Andreessen Horowitz GP Chris Dixon, Windows 10 and hacking cars28 July 2015
    51:02
  172. 180.
    Y Combinator's Sam Altman, the Internet of Things and Google22 July 2015
    49:53
  173. 181.
    Elon Musk biographer Ashlee Vance, photo apps and Reddit15 July 2015
    47:36
  174. 182.
    Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield, Apple Music8 July 2015
    52:55

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